Reports from Nigeria says the labour unrest in that country is likely to drag, and this means Ghana will “stay in darkness” for a longer period.
Workers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) are on strike over their pensions, hence their decision to lay down their tools.
This means gas supply to Ghana through the West African Gas Pipeline has been halted.
As a result, Ghana may not get gas for power generation any time soon and this means that the load shedding exercise by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) will worsen.
[contextly_sidebar id=”FLiKVm1EQl6ttwWykpjwn2lVghQgticQ”] A journalist of The Nation newspaper in Lagos, Seun Akioye speaking on the Citi breakfast show on Friday said the issue has even affected fuel supply in the Nigerian capital.
He said that “the strike has actually worsened because other subsidiaries of of NNPC have also joined….All the workers of the four refineries that we have too have all joined.”
“So it’s a total strike right now and oil and gas supply are being halted as we speak in Nigeria,” he lamented.
“if government should allow this strike to go on its not going to go well with the government and we have elections to go to so I’m hoping that they are going to put an end to it early next week,” he added.
There was an eight-month break in gas supplies from Nigeria to Ghana after a vessel crashed into one of the gas pipelines in Togo in August 2012.
Meanwhile, the Communications specialist at the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Edward Bawa, has said government is in touch with management of the West Africa Gas Pipeline Company to find possible solutions.
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/citifmonline.com/Ghana